Marc Borne

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We report a patient who presented a severe Panton-Valentine-secreting methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia with threatening multi-organ failure including acute respiratory distress syndrome, cardiac failure, renal failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Clinical and biological disease course using empiric therapy with(More)
Enteral feeding is often limited by gastric and intestinal motility disturbances in critically ill patients, particularly in patients with shock. So, promotility agents are frequently used to improve tolerance to enteral nutrition. This review summaries the pathophysiology, presents the available pharmacological strategies, the clinical data, the(More)
Gemcitabine is a new important drug used to treat solid tumors including non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic, bladder and breast cancers. Myelosuppression is the most common adverse effect. Pulmonary toxicity is rare and usually mild and self-limiting with acute dyspnea. Severe pneumonitis and potentially fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)(More)
Figure 2. Gram stain of a blood culture showing a gram-negative rod with bipolar staining, giving the cell a distinctive " safety pin " appearance (original magnification, ϫ1000). Figure 1. Magnetic resonance angiography showing a mycotic aneu-rysm of the left common iliac artery caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. Diagnosis: A mycotic aneurysm due to(More)
Air Medical Journal 29:3 Dear Editors: To improve the prognosis of patients with critical conditions, the air medical evacuation system is expected to move patients faster and farther than in previous years. Modern technology allows for the establishment of a seamless en route care capability for ill patients as they move through the evacuation system. Air(More)
The cornerstone of the current concept of military medical operations is the function, fit, and form of the provision of en route care. The life-saving capability of far-forward surgery creates the need for a new and unique ability: to move stabilized, but not necessarily stable, patients. The current system of en route care serves as a primary and(More)